At AFSCME, we are committed to fighting inequality. To lifting people out of poverty. To protecting and expanding health care. To ensuring all working people have the rights and the respect we deserve.
These are basic human rights, and we proudly join the struggle anywhere for these values. Now, a global pandemic is exposing inequality and injustice – and making them worse. It is working class people who are losing their jobs. It is the poorest among us, as always, feeling the most pain as our economy shatters.
That is why AFSCME is proud to join with Rev. William Barber for his virtual Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington on Saturday, June 20.
Because of the pandemic, the assembly will be a virtual gathering, but it is no less important and no less historic. With tens of thousands of Americans dead and millions more suffering, now is the time for people in public service to take a stand for equality for all Americans.
The coronavirus pandemic and the mismanagement of it have laid waste to our economy, exposing in even more stark terms the inequality that is tearing at the fabric of our nation.
AFSCME members are on the front lines of this pandemic, putting our lives on the line to keep our communities safe. We do this because we believe in public service. We do this because we believe in justice.
Please join us on Saturday, June 20, and make sure you are counted among the voices standing up against inequality in America.